Man on Royal Mile sex attack charge

A man will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today. Picture: Julie Bull

A man will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today. Picture: Julie Bull

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a MAN has been arrested and charged over an alleged sex attack on the Royal Mile.

A 20-year-old woman was walking in the Canongate at about 6.30am on Tuesday last week when she was allegedly dragged into a close at Old Tolbooth Wynd and assaulted. The assault was said to have ended abruptly when the attacker was disturbed by a passer-by.

Police said today a 27-year-old man had been charged in connection with the incident.

He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later today on a charge of assault with intent to rape.